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Child Abuse Pediatrician | Worcester, MA

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is seeking a second, full-time Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our Child Protection Program. The service includes an experienced team of dedicated providers, including: a Child Abuse Pediatrician, nurse practitioners, social workers, and an administrative assistant. We provide medical care for the regional CAC, have an active inpatient consultation service and outpatient clinic, support community medical providers, educate medical students and residents, and work closely with community multidisciplinary professionals. The position includes opportunities for teaching, research and collaboration with community partners which can be shaped around candidate interest and career path. Call responsibilities and clinical conferences are shared with a collaborative network of child abuse pediatricians in central and eastern MA.

The UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center (CMC) is in Worcester, MA and serves a diverse community population. The CMC is embedded within a large, tertiary care academic center and is central Massachusetts’ primary provider of general and specialty pediatric services. The CMC houses the region’s only Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, a designated Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, pediatric inpatient service and sedation service, Level III NICU, and over 20 pediatric specialty services with a focus on high quality care, education, and academic excellence. Over the past year, the CMC admitted over 4,000 children to the inpatient and critical care units, cared for more than 30,000 children in the Pediatric Emergency Department, and recorded more than 50,000 patient visits in the outpatient clinics.

Worcester and the surrounding region have a strong and diverse economic base with family oriented communities offering excellent school systems. As the second largest city in New England, Worcester offers an array of experiences for diverse interests. The city is growing rapidly with a great food scene, world-class theater and museums, a minor league baseball team, and also offers an array of nearby outdoor activities. It is under an hour from Boston, Providence, and Hartford, and is home to 8 colleges and universities.

Candidates should be Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Certified or Board-Eligible in CAP, possess strong clinical expertise and outstanding teaching skills and have a commitment to collaborative practice and child advocacy.

How to apply:  

Should you have any questions regarding the position or any complications submitting an application with us, please feel free to reach out to Kimberly Levasseur, Physician Recruiter at [email protected]  or 508-688-4543.

For additional information about the position, please contact:
Sasha Svendsen, MD
Division Chief, Child Protection Program
Department of Pediatrics
University of Massachusetts Medical School

We are able to consider and support candidates who will need Visa sponsorship. (if applicable, can also insert visa type)

Posted 12.01.23

Child Abuse Pediatrics Assistant, Associate or Full Professor | San Diego, CA

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Department of Pediatrics (http://www.pediatrics.ucsd.edu), and Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego (RCHSD) (http://www.rchsd.org) are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking academic physicians to join our Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics to provide patient care at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, located within Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD).

Ranked among the Ten Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report, RCHSD is a 511-bed non-profit pediatric teaching facility that provides exceptional medical and surgical care to a diverse population of one million children and adolescents. The Chadwick Center at RCHSD is one of the largest hospital-based child advocacy and trauma treatment centers in the nation, with a staff of 75 professionals (medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, child development, nursing, education technology). The Chadwick Center provides child abuse medical services for San Diego, Imperial, and southern Riverside counties, a region with over 3 million people.

The Division has a strong commitment to clinical care, teaching, multidisciplinary collaboration, and scholarly pursuits. Division faculty play a major role in the education and teaching of medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows, and in planning for the annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment.

Child abuse pediatricians are responsible for supervising a 24/7 response to acute child and adolescent sexual assault cases and maintaining constant telephone availability to the community for the purpose of triaging and overseeing medical intervention in cases of maltreatment. This role also involves conducting daily outpatient child abuse and neglect evaluations in a clinic setting, as well as offering medical second opinions for cases related to child abuse. Additionally, the role will also provide clinical oversight for children undergoing evaluations for burns at the Regional Burn Center at UCSD and serve as backup providers for the emergency County shelter for children in custody.

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent.

Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California. Candidates must also be board-certified or board- eligible in Pediatrics.

Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in the sub-specialty of Child Abuse Pediatrics or have completed a fellowship in a similar sub-specialty within the child abuse medicine field.

Candidates with additional independent research funding are preferred.

Apply to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03802

Posted 11.15.23

Child Abuse Physician & Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director | Western Massachusetts

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate, is seeking a full-time Child Abuse Physician and Family Advocacy Co-Medical Director to join our organization. Ideal candidate must be a Child Abuse Physician, or Physician with concentrated experience and expertise in child abuse diagnosis and management. 

Position Highlights –

  • Baystate Family Advocacy Center (BFAC) is a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) serving children and families in Hampden County and surrounding areas in western Massachusetts. A proud member of the National Children’s Alliance, the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). BFAC is a division of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, the regional medical center and the only accredited Children’s Hospital.
  • Serve as a key member of a multidisciplinary team including, physicians, medical social workers, psychiatrist/therapists, specialty child abuse nurses, technical and administrative staff in Massachusetts’ only hospital-based Child Advocacy Center.
  • Collaborate with our local Child Abuse Prevention Alliance of Hampden County (CAPA), which includes local law enforcement officers, district attorney, child protective services and victim advocates.
  • Receive the time and support needed to provide patient and family centric outpatient medical evaluations and care to infants, children, and youth with suspected child maltreatment, and to their non-abusive family.
  • Inpatient and ED consults are handled by the Child Abuse Physician in collaboration with the various hospitalists, ED, and PICU physicians and hospital social workers.
  • Guide the development of the next generation of physicians; teaching resident, and medical students with a faculty appointment at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate.
  • Time and opportunity to pursue research and other scholarly activities and develop new, value-added services in our general pediatric and pediatric sub-specialty practices.

Qualifications:  ABMS BE/BC in Pediatrics. BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics is strongly preferred. Strong commitment to collaboration, courage, quality, and lifelong learning is essential.

To learn more about our health system and living in western Massachusetts, please visit our website at www.choosebaystatehealth.org.  Interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers.

To learn more and express interest, please contact:

Mary-Alice Abbott, MD PhD; Vice Chair for Pediatric Specialties
c/o Melissa Hale, Senior Physician Recruiter at Baystate Health
Phone:  413-794-2346    Email:  [email protected]   

To apply directly online, please visit, https://choosebaystatehealth.org/job-listing/028dd9f8-055a-ed11-9562-000d3a346294/child-abuse-physician-family-advocacy-co-medical-director/


Posted 11.13.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician – Phoenix Children’s | Phoenix, AZ

The Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s is seeking a full time BC/BE Child Abuse pediatrician or pediatrician with significant interest in serving children who are suspected victims of child maltreatment to join the Child Protection Team.

The Child Protection Team at Phoenix Children’s partners with several regional advocacy center sites throughout the county and its surrounding areas.  The various advocacy centers include multidisciplinary partnering agencies such as law enforcement, children’s services, victim advocates, and mental health clinicians. 

Physicians work with a team to provide services at Phoenix Children’s as well as three advocacy sites – Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona, Mesa Family Advocacy Center, and Southwest Family Advocacy Center in Goodyear.

  • Team consists of one board certified CAP, one board eligible CAP, one full time pediatrician, four nurse practitioners, two forensic nurses, three dedicated forensic interviews plus excellent support staff
  • Provide consults for hospitalized patients, ED patients, and advocacy center patients
  • Call coverage shared equally amongst the physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Opportunity for continued program development, committee participation and research
  • Teaching opportunities throughout Phoenix Children’s Hospital Residency program, fellows, and medical students as well as community education
  • Opportunity for academic appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Hospital-employed position offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit package and relocation assistance.

About Phoenix Children’s

Phoenix Children’s is one of the Nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties.

Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.

Interested applicants, please send CV to:

Raye Jean Becker, Sr. Physician Talent Acquisition Partner
Phoenix Children’s, 1919 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 933-1101   [email protected]

Posted 10.30.23

Child Abuse Physician – University of California, Davis | Sacramento, CA

UC Davis Children's Hospital seeks a Board-Certified/Board-Eligible Child Abuse Pediatrician. The successful candidate will lead an existing team of two physicians providing consultations for suspected child abuse and neglect in a busy regional pediatric center in Northern California. 

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Provide consultations for suspected child abuse and/or neglect in a busy Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Consultations are performed in the Pediatric Emergency Department or on the Pediatric Inpatient Service, including a 24 bed PICU.
  • Work collaboratively with local child abuse agencies, law enforcement, and district attorneys; provide expert testimony; participate in county multidisciplinary death review and Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) committees, case reviews, educational programs, and other child abuse-related activities.
  • Provide training and supervision for residents, medical students, and other hospital staff.
  • Help grow the CIRCLE Clinic, a medical home for children in foster care providing primary care services integrated with mental health and developmental-behavioral health assessments and linkages to specialty care and community services in Sacramento.
  • Be a partner in research, training, and/or outreach with the UC Davis Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation (CAARE) Diagnostic and Treatment Center,  a nationally recognized program for the psychological evaluation and treatment of child maltreatment as well as training of mental health providers.
  • Join one of the only health systems in the region providing this level of coordinated care.

Community Highlights - Desirable Metro in Beautiful Northern California: 

Sacramento, CA, offers a significantly lower cost of living than San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and other parts of California. One of the state's most historic areas, California's capital city is filled with community events and activities and endless opportunities to experience adventure in the surrounding scenic nature. 

  • Sacramento is California's best place to live (Forbes 2023)
  • Sacramento's cost of living is 40% lower than San Francisco’s. 
  • Remarkable housing options include access to a paid-for concierge service Capitol Resource Network for house hunting (https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/capital-resource-network) 
  • Access to UC Davis Mortgage Origination Program once the appointment is final (https://frontdoor.ucdavis.edu/housing/mop)
  • Access to plenty of big-city amenities, including a vibrant downtown area, professional sports, and an international airport. 
  • Enjoy convenient proximity to Lake Tahoe, wine country, beaches, and San Francisco Bay Area 
  • US News ranks California #5 in Best States for Healthcare and #10 in Economy 

If you are interested, please contact:

Posted 10.24.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician | Oakland, CA


  • Providing subspecialty consultation for cases of suspected child maltreatment
  • Availability for TCS and to support outpatient, inpatient and ED providers across the region
  • Improving outcomes for our pediatric members and increasing the quality of care for patients being evaluated for suspected child maltreatment
  • Teleconsultation and ability to travel as the position grows


  • Collaboration with physician child abuse champions and their teams at each medical center and acting as a partner with medical center workflow
  • Association with certain county agencies
  • Externally referring evidentiary child sexual abuse exams
  • Availability for on-call consultation (phone, in-person) outside of regular clinic hours to be shared with CASP physician team


  • Work-life balance focused practice, including flexible schedules and unmatched practice support
  • We can focus on providing excellent patient care without managing overhead and billing. No RVUs!
  • We demonstrate our commitment to a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity by hiring physicians that reflect and celebrate the diversity of people and cultures. We practice in an environment with patients at the center and deliver culturally responsive and compassionate care to our member populations.
  • Multi-specialty collaboration with a mission-driven integrated health care delivery model.
  • An outstanding electronic medical record system that allows flexibility in patient management
  • We have a very rich and comprehensive Physician Health & Wellness Program.
  • We are Physician-led and develop our own leaders.
  • Professional development opportunities in teaching, research, mentorship, physician leadership, and community service.


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including comprehensive vision, medical, and dental
  • Interest Free Home Loan Program up to $250,000 (approval required)
  • Relocation Assistance up to $10,000 (approval required)
  • PSLF Eligible Employer
  • Malpractice and Tail Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Optional Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and education leave
  • Shareholder track
  • Three retirement plans, including a pension plan and 401(k)

Full-time annual salary range is $250,080 to $257,640 plus additional potential incentives up to $25,900*. Reduced schedules with pro-rated compensation may be available. *Some incentive opportunities are estimates based on potential premium pay.

We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To learn more about these opportunities and to apply, please visit: https://northerncalifornia.permanente.org/

If you are interested, please contact:

Judy Padilla, Regional Recruiter, Physician Recruitment Services
[email protected]

Posted 10.19.23

Children’s Advocacy Center Pediatrician | San Jose, CA

County of Santa Clara Health System (CSCHS), a large public healthcare system in Silicon Valley, is seeking a full-time BE/BC pediatrician, with fellowship training in child abuse pediatrics, with an interest in advocacy for vulnerable children and youth to join the staff of the new Medical Clinic at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Santa Clara County. 

About the Position:
The responsibilities of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Pediatrician include clinical, administrative, and systems’ development roles.

A. Clinical Responsibilities:

  1. Forensic evaluations for child sexual abuse, child physical abuse and neglect at the Medical Clinic at the Children’s Advocacy Center and at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). Clinical hours and call schedule to be determined.
  2. Consultation in child physical abuse and neglect, when requested by the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS/CPS), Law Enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, and clinical providers within SCVHHS, inpatient and outpatient, and affiliated external clinics.
  3. Collaboration with the Pediatric Diagnostic Center, which will open doors in 2022, co-located with the CAC. The candidate will have potential opportunities to participate in developmental assessments in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.           
  4. Supervision of CAC advanced practice providers (physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners).

B. Administrative Responsibilities: 

  1. Provide ongoing education and develop educational materials for staff pediatricians, residents, and physicians regarding signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect.
  2. Provide annual training for the pediatric and emergency departments regarding mandatory reporting requirements and recognition of signs and symptoms of child abuse.
  3. Support SCVMC’s Child Abuse Prevention Committee, an internal to SCVMC cross-disciplinary team that evaluates quality of abuse evaluations across SCVHHS, and supports educational efforts
  4. Collaborate with our county and community partners to develop a centralized trauma-informed resource for children who have survived child abuse and neglect. These partners include Behavioral Health, Dept. of Family & Children Services (DFCS), Kinship and Foster Parent Association (KAFTA), Juvenile Court, Probation, District Attorney’s Office, County Superintendent of Schools, and Santa Clara County First 5.
  5. Represent SCVMC on county-wide organizations who advocate for children’s health and safety.

Compensation and benefits:
We offer competitive compensation, generous comprehensive benefits package (including 54 days of leave per year) and paid malpractice with tail-coverage. CSCHS is an Equal Opportunity employer.

If you are interested, please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected].  

To learn more about this position, please visit: https://scvmc.scvh.org/careers/physician-recruitment-services/current-openings

Posted 10.16.23

Division of Forensic Pediatrics and Child Protection Assistant/Associate Professor | Jacksonville, FL

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville has an opening for a full-time position in the Division of Forensic Pediatrics and Child Protection. The position will be at the non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate Professor. Major responsibilities will include clinical care to victims of child abuse, and teaching of fellows, residents and medical students.

This is the largest Child Protection Team (CPT) in Florida which includes 9 child abuse examiners of different disciplines, 18 case coordinators/interviewers, a sexual abuse trauma therapy program, and Death Review Teams for multiple counties. Services are provided at CPT Clinics as well as to area hospitals, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital (Level I Pediatric Trauma Center) and the University of Florida Health – Jacksonville (Level II Trauma Center). This is the only Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship program in Florida.

This position will report to the Chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics; and to the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:

  1. Participate with the team in the designated community service area as appropriate.
  2. Provide advanced medical consultations, interfacing with 8 different county child protection agencies (Department of Children and Families), the medical examiners, and officers of the State Attorney.
  3. Provide medical evaluations of children, for the provision of team medical evaluations of children suspected to be abused or neglected.
  4. Participate as a committee member in the local Child Abuse Death Review (CADR) Committee upon request.
  5. Participate in peer reviews with other team physicians and other medical providers.
  6. Provide depositions and expert court testimony when appropriate.
  7. Provide teaching of fellows, residents and students.

Please see our website at www.hscj.ufl.edu/pediatrics.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs.

Jacksonville provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.

For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspx

Interested candidates should contact:

Randell Alexander MD PhD
[email protected]
(904) 633-0190

To apply: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/526957/forensic-pediatrics-clinical-assistantassociatefull-professor

Posted 10.11.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician | Knoxville, TN

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, is seeking a Child Abuse Pediatrician to join our team as part of our succession planning. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH), a comprehensive medical center with more than 100 pediatric sub-specialists, serves patients throughout the East Tennessee region.

This position works within a multidisciplinary team of physicians, hospital social workers, child protective services and law enforcement agencies to gather information and represent patient medical concerns. The physician will provide inpatient and ambulatory clinical care in a subspecialty area within the evaluation and management of infants, children and adolescents for suspected child abuse and neglect.

The ideal candidate will be board-certified or board-eligible, fellowship trained in Child Abuse Pediatrics and hold a valid TN medical license.
At East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, care is at the CORE of who we are. We are comprised of team members who live out our core values of Compassion, Ownership, Respect and Excellence. We support each other by fostering a culture of team engagement that creates moments that matter – every interaction, every time.

This position includes a highly competitive salary and robust benefit package, along with productivity and quality-based incentives.
East Tennessee offers a blend of small-town southern charm and big-city opportunity. We are known for our hospitality, affordability, and convenience. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville sits on the banks of the Tennessee River and offers outdoor enthusiasts a wealth of possibilities. There are over 50 miles of multi-use trails in the Knoxville Urban Wilderness and an expanding array of local breweries and restaurants, many of which can be reached by Knoxville’s growing greenways. Knoxville is experiencing steady growth, but still maintains a small town feel where no one meets a stranger! This area offers great educational opportunities and is a wonderful place to raise a family and continue your medical career.

Interested candidates should contact:

Linda Cox-Collier
[email protected]

Posted 10.06.23

Child Protection Program, Child Abuse Pediatric Consultant | Massachusetts

The Child Protection Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking candidates for a part or full-time board-certified/eligible Child Abuse Pediatrician position.

The MGH Child Protection Program provides approximately 1,000 consultations a year, with a broad range of case types, many of which have a heavy emphasis on psychosocial complexity. We are seeking someone with an interest in the challenges of centering child safety and protection in the ever shifting political and socioeconomic landscape, with the ability to carefully consider the nuanced intersection of child safety, poverty, and immigrant health issues. We welcome candidates who can tolerate ambiguity and consider alternate support for families when mandated reporting does not apply. In addition to supporting the MGHfC pediatric hospital, the Program also provides consultation to the MGB enterprise, including the adult care settings, with approximately 30% of our consults coming from adult providers.

MGH provides care to patients who are racially and ethnically diverse, with an emphasis on addressing social inequities. This full-time faculty position will provide an opportunity for direct patient care, training of Harvard Medical School students, residents and staff, close connections with community agencies including the Department of Children and Families and various Children’s Advocacy Centers, and opportunity for research, quality improvement work, and court testimony.

The Child Protection Program has a joint leadership model with an experienced social work manager who works closely with the medical director. The team also has two experienced social work consultants and a pediatric neurosurgeon who serves as a senior consultant to the medical team on clinical and research matters.

Clinical and strategic planning opportunities will include:

  • Evaluation and management of complex physical abuse and abusive head trauma
  • Collaboration with a close-knit community of pediatricians and sub-specialists
  • Multidisciplinary evaluation of children and adolescents with overmedicalization/medical child abuse
  • Consultation and management of sexual abuse cases
  • Collaboration with adult medical providers including our HOPE clinic, which provides support to birthing persons with SUD and their children
  • Close working relationships with community providers including CPS, Law Enforcement, and the Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate
  • Strong administrative support for quality assurance work and authorship
  • Availability for on-call consultation (phone, in-person) outside of regular clinic hours to be shared with multidisciplinary team

Requirements include an MD or equivalent degree, eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Massachusetts, and board certification or board eligibility for Child Abuse Medicine.

Academic appointment as Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor at HMS will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, achievements, and teaching responsibilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is now available and will remain open until filled.

Mass General Hospital is a founding member of the Mass General Brigham Integrated Health Care System, is located in Massachusetts, and has been consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one the Nation’s top 5 Hospitals. Excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits are provided.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to:

Alice Newton, MD
Medical Director, Child Protection Program
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
[email protected]

Posted 10.05.23

BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician | Nashville, TN

The Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is seeking a BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to join the Center for Child Protection & Well-Being at Vanderbilt. The Department is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates will have the opportunity to join a dynamic child abuse pediatrics team consisting of two child abuse pediatricians, nurse practitioner, program coordinator, and a dedicated social worker. Our team’s clinical activities include evaluations of suspected victims of child maltreatment in the inpatient and outpatient settings. We also partner with a community organization staffed by forensic nurse practitioners in the evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse. Participation in hospital and community-based multidisciplinary teams as well as provision of education to learners are key roles of all team members. Opportunities to engage in research, quality improvement, or medical education are also available and highly encouraged.

The Monroe Carell Junior Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is our 343-bed children’s hospital and supports the Department’s pillars of patient care, education, and discovery. The catchment area for Children’s includes middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky, and northern Alabama. We are the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the region. Our program is also the only one of its kind in this region.

Vanderbilt University is in Nashville, TN, a diverse capital city marked by its unique blend of big city flair and small-town charm. Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family as well as America’s friendliest city three years in a row. Nationally recognized restaurants, unique and historical neighborhoods, and a wide array of cultural experiences including a vibrant music and entertainment scene make Nashville a wonderful place to call home.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter along with a CV to:

Karen Lakin, MD
Section Head, Child Maltreatment
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
[email protected]

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. All inquiries and referrals will remain confidential.

Posted 10.02.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician | San Antonio, TX

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics in Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is recruiting for an academic faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor/Clinical to fill a full-time Child Abuse Pediatrics faculty position.  Qualified candidates should either have passed the Child Abuse examination or have passed the General Pediatrics Board exam, and successfully completed a Child abuse Fellowship.   The selected candidate will join a division of 3 child abuse pediatricians and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and will be responsible for evaluating children and adolescents who are suspected victims of abuse and /or neglect, including inpatient and outpatient assessments as well as case consultations, with some travel anticipated for testimony. 

The selected candidate will work with experienced professional staff at the Center for Miracles at CHRISTUS Children’s and will have the opportunity to participate as a co-investigator in a statewide forensic assessment center network.  We serve a diverse patient population from throughout South Texas and have excellent collaborative relationships with our multi-disciplinary partners, particularly Child Protective Services.  Our fellowship was accredited in 2011 and is an integral component of our division.  In 2023, we received accreditation as a Level 1 Trauma-informed facility.

Please visit the UT Health candidate portal https://uthscsa.referrals.selectminds.com/faculty to apply for position # 23002018

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.  All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

Posted 09.29.23

Child Abuse Pediatrician | Charlotte, NC

If it’s possible, you will find it at Atrium Health—the leading community-focused academic healthcare system serving North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. We invite Physicians to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds, and progressive visionaries together.
Atrium Health Levine Children’s Child Protection Team is seeking a dynamic BC/BE Child Abuse Pediatrician to complement their team. The physician will serve as a key member of a comprehensive multidisciplinary team, conducting assessments of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect cases. They will provide services at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC and its outpatient Child Advocacy Centers, primarily Turning Point’s Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center in Monroe, NC.

Position details:

  • Team consists of 2 full-time and 2 part time Child Abuse Pediatricians as well as 2 full time, and 3 PRN Advance Practice Providers (APPs) between the regional CACs, plus excellent clinical support staff
  • Physician will provide inpatient and ambulatory clinical care in subspecialty area with the evaluation and management of infants and children for suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Affiliation with four Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) within the region: The Pediatric Resource Center at Pat’s Place (Mecklenburg County), Atrium Health Levine Children’s Jeff Gordon Children’s Center CAC (Cabarrus County), Butterfly House Children’s Advocacy Center (Stanly, Anson, Montgomery, Scotland, and Richmond Counties), and Turning Point's Tree House Children's Advocacy Center (Union County).
  • Opportunity for research and continued program development
  • Multidisciplinary Teams includes members of law enforcement, the Department of Social Services, local mental health providers, the District Attorney’s office, and the CAC’s Directors, forensic Interviewers and Victim Advocates/Social Workers, and Community Educators.
  • Teaching opportunities as Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is teaching hospital with 36 General Pediatric Residents
  • Hospital-employed position offering comprehensive benefits package with exceptional retirement benefits


  • BC/BE in Pediatrics
  • Fellowship trained in Child Abuse Pediatrician

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) has 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including cardiac ICU), an 85-bed NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation facility. LCH hosts a premier Pediatrics Residency Program, serves as a teaching hospital for students of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and offers excellent support for clinical research and quality improvement. Additionally, Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine, officially joined together as a single enterprise, Atrium Health. Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine will become the academic core of Atrium Health, building a second campus of the school of medicine in Charlotte, expected to open in 2024. The growth of the school of medicine will expand existing academic research capabilities in a way that expands opportunities for clinical trials across a large, diverse market with some of the nation’s leading medical experts. LCH has repeatedly been ranked amount he Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, most recently in eight pediatric specialties.

When you join Atrium Health, you will be welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can make together. Practice where your voice is valued, your passion for advancing medicine is rewarded, and you get the resources and support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In our nationally-renowned integrated health system, you can work alongside the most advanced minds in medicine to improve medicine, elevate hope and advance healing—for all.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to:

Lenore Shannon
Physician & APP Sourcing Specialist
[email protected]

Posted 09.23.23 

Medical Director | Columbia, SC

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSOM) is seeking a board - certified child abuse pediatrician to provide programmatic oversight of the SC Children’s Advocacy Medical Response System (SCCAMRS). This statewide child abuse medical program was established in 2004 to address the shortage and training of medical providers specializing in the medical evaluation of child maltreatment and the disparity in quality and delivery of these services. Currently the state program is a network of child abuse pediatricians, other providers, and sexual assault/forensic nurse examiners qualified to deliver medical services. The state program is the comprehensive resource system for clinical, educational, quality improvement, legislative advocacy and funding support. SCCAMRS was statutorily codified in 2014.

The physician will also serve as the Director of the Prisma Health-Midlands Child Abuse Pediatrics division. The prospective candidate must have a minimum of 5-year clinical experience, administrative proficiency, and possess outstanding leadership and communication skills. The applicant will have an academic faculty appointment with USCSOM.

The Department of Pediatrics has a record of academic achievement and provides education and clinical supervision to medical students, physician assistant students, and pediatric and other residents. Our pediatric residency has a total of 39 resident positions. The Department, along with our freestanding Children’s Hospital, presently provides 151,000 patient encounters annually with 9,000 admissions and over 32,000 pediatric emergency room visits. The Department has 18 divisions, is actively growing and has been recognized as the best teaching department for nearly all the last 35 years.

Generous benefits package including relocation and malpractice with tail coverage.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to:

Lexy Mason
Physician Recruiter
[email protected]

Posted 08.28.23 

Child Abuse Physician | University of Utah School of Medicine

The Child Abuse Pediatrician will be part of the clinical team in the Division of Child Protection and Family Health in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine and the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital. The pediatrician will provide medical consultation to children on an inpatient and outpatient basis who are undergoing evaluation for suspected child maltreatment. Members of the Division serve in a consultative role for medical and community professionals (CPS, law enforcement) throughout the Intermountain region. Clinical services are provided at Primary Children’s Hospitals in Salt Lake City and Lehi, UT; the University of Utah Burn Unit; and Children’s Justice Centers throughout Utah. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, investigation, administration, and advocacy. 

The Center for Safe and Healthy Families is located within the only tertiary care Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Intermountain West. Primary Children’s Hospital and the Center for Safe and Healthy Families see a diverse patient population from Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and other border states.  We have a child abuse pediatrics fellowship and the opportunity to participate in the education of our pediatric residents, pediatric emergency medicine fellows, child psychiatry fellows, triple board residents, medical students, nurse practitioner students, and physician assistant students. In addition to our medical team, we have a large team of trauma therapists who are housed with us to support seamless delivery of trauma therapy to our patients. We have a robust research portfolio as well as a rural, underserved and tribal community outreach program. We have a long history of supporting research careers, novel educational programs for all levels, advocacy at the state and federal levels, and development of clinical service programs based on the career interests of our faculty. 

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Child Abuse Pediatrics. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits package, including a variety of medical and dental plans from which to choose, non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual earnings that vest immediately, generous paid time off, and a variety of other benefits. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City is a rapidly growing, vibrant city in the Intermountain West, with a nationally recognized Broadway theater, ballet, symphony, and several professional sports teams. The Salt Lake International Airport is a hub for Delta Airlines and has direct flights to many North American cities and daily direct flights to multiple European cities. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, picturesque lakes, and numerous other outdoor activities. 

Interested individuals can apply for the position at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/144848. Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.

For additional information about the position, please contact:

Antoinette Laskey, M.D.
Division Chief
[email protected]

Posted 08.28.23

Child Abuse Physician | Saint Louis, MO

The Division of Child Protection in the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine is recruiting a full time Child Abuse Pediatrician.

The physician will join an established child abuse team of one full-time child abuse pediatrician, a nurse practitioner, three social workers, and six nurses. Our team is based in Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, a 190 bed, free-standing children’s hospital. We are a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. The Pediatrics Department has 130 faculty members representing all major subspecialties.

Desired skills include an awareness of the impact of trauma on children’s well-being; knowledge of how various systems of care impact children’s welfare; ability to collaborate with leaders and organizations to advance the integration of services for vulnerable children; and interest in improving the provision of patient care, education, and community engagement in the Saint Louis region.

Responsibilities include provision of inpatient and outpatient clinical consultation; shared call coverage; supervision of Advanced Practice Providers; education of medical students, residents, fellows, and community partners; education and mentoring of providers in Missouri’s SAFECARE network; research/quality improvement activities; participation in policy development pertaining to child abuse pediatrics; provision of expert testimony and collaboration with law enforcement, children’s services and other community agencies.

Our division operates a comprehensive foster care clinic providing evaluations and medical case management to children entering the foster care system.

The Child Protection Team provides leadership to community and statewide organizations including county-based fatality review teams, state/local task forces and advisory committees, and the Missouri SAFECARE network.

There are ample opportunities for personal academic growth and development, new program development, community service and clinical research. Our team enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Saint Louis University School of Public Health and Social Justice and the Brown School (social work, public health, social policy) at Washington University.

Child Protection faculty hold a faculty appointment at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine commensurate with experience.

Successful candidates must be board certified/board eligible in Child Abuse Pediatrics and be eligible to hold an unrestricted Missouri medical license.

For additional information, please contact:

Timothy J. Kutz, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Child Protection
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Pronouns: he, him, his
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 South Grand Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO   63104
tel: 314-268-4146
[email protected]

Posted 08.21.23

Child Abuse Pediatrics Division Physician | University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Pediatrics is seeking to hire a physician for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Division (CAP). This is a newly approved clinical faculty position providing direct patient care, as well as responsibility for teaching. Additionally there are opportunities for clinical research based on the interest of the faculty member. The full-time academic position is open to a physician who is trained in child abuse or in general pediatrics with a strong interest in child abuse.

The Department of Pediatrics has a strong record of academic achievement and provides education to pediatric residents, medical students, and numerous subspecialty fellows via electives, lectures, and other clinical experience. The UAB Child Abuse Pediatrics Division has an active clinical & academic program providing medical consultative services for more than half of the state. The division provides inpatient and outpatient consultations at the Children’s of Alabama, a private, non-profit children’s hospital (332 beds) which is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is the only free-standing children’s hospital in the state with a complete complement of subspecialty services. The new faculty member will join an established team consisting of the following: 1 full-time MD, 1 full-time NP, 2 part-time MDs, and 1 part-time NP. In addition, there is a large full service pediatric SANE program providing 24/7/365 service for pediatric assault victims in the ED. Outpatient consultations are seen in the CHIPS Center (Children’s Hospital Intervention & Prevention Services) immediately adjacent to the hospital. The CHIPS Center is part of the CAP Division and includes 2 social work case managers, a PSANE RN, and several counselors providing counseling and community child abuse preventative services in addition to the medical services. The CHIPS Center is the primary medical resource for 18 of the 35 child advocacy centers in Alabama.

Birmingham is a thriving metropolitan city with a population over 1 million with award winning restaurants, arts scenes, charming neighborhoods, and many outdoor parks and entertainment spaces. Birmingham is well located in the Southeast with easy access to lakes, mountains, and gulf beaches.

The ideal candidate will qualify for an appointment at the assistant or associate professor level within UAB and will be a MD, DO, or MD/PhD who is licensed or eligible for licensure in Alabama. UAB offers competitive salaries along with comprehensive benefits package. Rank, salary and tenure status will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate and will consist of a guaranteed salary as well as a generous incentive plan linked to productivity.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact:

Michael A. Taylor, MD ([email protected])
Or visit: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/10150

Posted 08.08.23